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Take a Prime Colour Tour of Southern L&A

October 14, 2020
Rob Plumley

The fall colours have reached their peak here in the southern portion of Lennox & Addington County. If you want to see them, you'd better get a move on... the leaves are falling fast!

I took a mid-week drive with the goal of finding a top-10 list of viewing locations for a weekend road trip. However, the colours were fantastic along the entire route, so fantastic that it was impossible to narrow it down to a measly 10 places. 

An Autumn Ride on the Cataraqui Trail

October 7, 2020
Rob Plumley

While growing up in Newburgh I spent a lot of time on the Cataraqui Trail, long before it was known by such a name.

My parent's property backed onto the old rail line that cut through the village. The tracks were still there back in the 80's, but I don't recall ever seeing a train moving in either direction.
 
My brother and I and other neighbourhood kids used to play and bike up and down the old tracks all the time, jumping into ditches, getting wet and dirty in the process. Long story short, we enjoyed every minute of it.

Planning Out an Autumn Leaf Tour of L&A

September 29, 2020
Rob Plumley

Lennox & Addington County is always a great place be, especially in the fall when the leaves light up the landscape.

This weekend we have a video crew visiting L&A during the peak of the autumn's transformation. Along with brilliant views of the tree line, they will also be filming some locals as they hike, cycle, ride, paddle and drive with the colours of the season as a backdrop. 

To prepare for the visit, I had to pre-scout some areas to make sure that the leaves were looking good. Tough job, I know.

Apple Adventures in Lennox & Addington County

September 23, 2020
Rob Plumley

If you're looking for a fun, family outing this fall, there are plenty of apple-related adventures you can take in L&A County. 

Experience an Autumn Paddle Along the Napanee River

September 18, 2020
Rob Plumley

The views from the water this time of year are amazing. The brilliant colours of fall reflecting off still lakes and rivers are spectacular, and the cool autumn air makes the experience all the more enjoyable.

Enjoying a Fall Hike at Parrott's Bay Conservation Area

September 18, 2020
Rob Plumley

Autumn is my favourite time of year to hike a trail. The air is crisp, the views are spectacular, and if you're lucky you could see an abundance of wildlife along the way.

Route Itineraries for a Perfect Colour Tour

September 14, 2020
Rob Plumley

Autumn is my favourite season. The humidity of the summer is mostly gone, the nights are cool, and the days are still warm enough to keep the heavy jacket in the back of the closet.

With the exception of raking the lawn - and raking again, and again - there's nothing not to like about this time of year. Despite the work that goes along with keeping the yard in order, seeing the colours that Mother Nature unveils every fall is well worth it. 

Request Driving Itineraries

A Colourful Paddle on Deerock Lake

September 13, 2020
Rob Plumley

When I talk to folks about kayaking I've had a few people mention to me how great a spot Deerock Lake is to paddle. I added it to my bucket list of places to visit and I finally made the trip on a sunny morning in early-October of 2019.

They weren't exaggerating - Deerock Lake Conservation Area may be the absolute most beautiful place I've ever been to. I can hardly wait to go back again this year.

September is Prime Cycling Season

September 8, 2020
Rob Plumley

When the calendar turns to September, prime cycling season arrives here in South Eastern Ontario. The days are usually a bit cooler and there is less humidity than earlier in the summer, making conditions just right to hop on your bike and enjoy a ride.

Lennox & Addington offers some of the best road cycling routes in the province. Our County roads are in terrific shape, and many are equipped with extended paved shoulders that provide added safety to riders.

Find Unspoiled Natural Beauty at Beaver Lake

September 2, 2020
Rob Plumley

Beaver Lake could very well be my favourite place to visit in all of Lennox & Addington County. My grandparents lived on North Beaver and I spent a lot of my childhood there. I have many fond memories of my brother and I catching frogs, searching for crayfish, going canoeing, and taking rides in my Pop's old boat.

It had been a while since I had made the trip back to the lake so I took advantage of a sunny afternoon to spend some time out on the water. I loaded my kayak and fishing rod in the truck and off I went.